[OS X TeX] FlashMode, Up Close and Personal, TeX plug-in
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sat Sep 13 16:52:27 CEST 2008
Let me add that running Flashmode is not a single thread affair: It
involves the Flashmode applet, TeXShop, Finder, and multiple shell
processes (typesetting the tex file at different stages
simultaneously). Therefore a machine with multiple cores and an OS
(Leopard) that can handle them efficiently is recommended.
On Sep 13, 2008, at 13:57, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> On nowadays powerful machines typesetting is so fast that the
> equivalent of Tom Rokicki's TeX previewer is not necessary.
> Flashmode's default typesetting interval, provided the tex file has
> changed, is 0.001 seconds resulting in an almost simultaneous pdf
> preview of what has been typed in the tex source file in case of a
> 60 pages paper - at least on an 8-core Mac Pro.
> On Sep 13, 2008, at 2:06, Arthur Ogawa wrote:
>> I must applaud the development of FlashMode (I simply loved
>> Textures when I could still use it.)
>> Is anyone thinking about how texd might fit into this picture? The
>> TeX Daemon is a really powerful concept.
>> One of the great things about Tom Rokicki's TeX previewer for
>> NeXTStep was its ability to give you the preview of a page before
>> TeX had finished typesetting the entire file. Is anyone thinking
>> about how this might be done today?
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